The U.S. Supreme Court application deadline for the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
All completed applications need to be submitted to the Alumni Relations office on or before January 9. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.
In order to ensure delivery by deadline, please request your Certificate of Good Standing as soon as possible.
$300 per person, includes $200 Supreme Court fee and $100 Hofstra Law processing fee. (For application instructions and complete registration information, see below.)
There are two ways to gain admission to the Bar of the Supreme Court:
In this admission, the applicant is presented in court on Monday, March 4, during a special session. The application and instructions for open court admission to the bar follow (also see “How to Register,” below).Admittees must:
Due to the size of the courtroom, we are limited in space, to be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Each person being admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court may bring one guest into the courtroom to witness the Swearing-In Ceremony. At the discretion of the Supreme Court, additional guests may be allowed, but it is not guaranteed. Application deadline: Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
Please do not send admission materials to the Court. The Law School will coordinate on your behalf.
If you are unable to attend the open court admission, you may be admitted by written motion. Graduates can file a completed application directly with the U.S. Supreme Court Clerk’s Office. The Certificate of Good Standing is mailed by the applicant. Note that there is no quota on the number of graduates who can apply for admission by written motion. Application deadline: Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
The application and instructions for bar admission can be found on the U.S. Supreme Court website.
Read the Instructions for Admission to the Bar (PDF).
Complete the Supreme Court’s Application for Admission to Practice (PDF).
For more information or questions about the admission process, please contact Elizabeth LaFaye at 516-463-2586.